Dinners in a Dish or a Dash

by Jean Anderson

ISBN-10: 0688145728
ISBN-13: 9780688145729
Region: USA
Publication Date: August, 2000
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About Dinners in a Dish or a Dash

Publisher Web Link: http://www.harpercollins.com/

Dinners in a Dish or a Dash: 275 Easy One-Dish Meals Plus Tons of Time-Saving Tips

How do you prepare delicious meals in a hurry, night after night? Just ask award-winning author Jean Anderson. This book offers more than 250 delicious one-pot recipes, all of which can be prepared in little time with even less fuss. The chapters include contemporary casseroles, stir-fries and skillet dinners, main-dish salads, savory pies and tarts and microwave meals. Anderson also provides exhaustive information every cook should know, from keeping a stocked pantry to the best ways to refrigerate and freeze food.

These recipes are simple enough for a beginner, but offer an exciting and international range of flavors, such as Greek Chickpea Salad; Chicken and Mango Stir Fry; Prosciutto and Pesto Risotto; and Thai Shrimp with Snow Peas and Peanut Sauce. In addition, the book also includes recipes for comfort food favorites like Chicken Pot Pie and Caesar Salad.

Author Information

About Jean Anderson

Author Web Link: http://www.jeanandersoncooks.com/

A native of Raleigh, NC, Jean Anderson earned a BS (with distinction) in Food & Nutrition from Cornell University and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University. Here she won the prestigious PULITZER TRAVELING SCHOLARSHIP, which gave her a year abroad. Headquartering in Paris, she roamed Western Europe and filed stories back home along with her own photos to illustrate them.

Jean has been a newspaper Woman’s Editor (THE RALEIGH TIMES), a magazine editor (from Assistant Food Editor to Copy Director to Managing Editor of THE LADIES’ HOME JOURNAL; a Senior Editor at VENTURE, THE TRAVELER’S WORLD (a glossy high-end travel magazine published by LOOK MAGAZINE),  and a Contributing Editor at FAMILY CIRCLE and DIVERSION. For 15 years, she also served as Chief Cookbook Consultant to Reader’s Digest Books and helped create five best-sellers.

Jean is the author of more than 20 cookbooks including the best-selling DOUBLEDAY COOKBOOK (with Elaine Hanna), JEAN ANDERSON COOKS (which TIME MAGAZINE named one of the outstanding cookbooks of 1982) and THE FOOD OF PORTUGAL. She is the winner of five Tastemaker Awards, including Cookbook of the Year (THE DOUBLEDAY COOKBOOK, 1975), Best Foreign Cookbook (THE FOOD OF PORTUGAL, 1986), a nominee in the 1990, 1991 and 1998 James Beard and Julia Child Cookbook Awards. One of her latest – PROCESS THIS!, an all-new food processor cookbook – won the 2003 James Beard Award for Best Cookbook in the Tools & Techniques Category. In 1992, Jean was named “Editor of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation, in 1994 she was inducted into the James Beard Who’s Who in Food & Beverage in America, and in 1999 into the JAMES BEARD COOKBOOK HALL OF FAME.

Twice honored by the Portuguese government for her articles about Portugal, Jean also won THE GEORGE HEDMAN MEMORIAL TRAVEL WRITING AWARD. She appears in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA (44th and 45th editions).

A busy free-lancer in the fields of food and travel, Jean writes for BON APPÉTIT, COTTAGE LIVING, FAMILY CIRCLE, FOOD & WINE, GOURMET, MORE, and other national magazines. She has written weekly food columns for THE LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE, biweekly food columns for NEW YORK NEWSDAY, and contributes occasional food articles to THE NEW YORK TIMES. She is a founding member of both Les Dames d’Escoffier and the NY Women’s Culinary Alliance, and is also an active member of the NY Culinary Historians, the NY Travel Writers Association, and Southern Foodways. For 25 years Jean has mentored Food Network star Sara Moulton.

Jean’s AMERICAN CENTURY COOKBOOK, a culinary nostalgia trip through the 20th century that includes more than 500 of its most popular recipes, was a finalist in both the James Beard and Julia Child Cookbook Awards of 1998.

After many years in New York City, Jean now divides her time between North Carolina and New York. She is presently at work on a big new cookbook.


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